Human rights and civil liberties

July 03, 2017 - 10:20 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Angel Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the 55-year-old Hernandez, who was born in Cuba and lives in Florida, alleges MLB chief...
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June 29, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week's Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, center, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during the NBA basketball team's news conference in El Segundo, Calif. LaVar and Lonzo appeared on "WWE Raw" June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 27, 2017 - 12:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaVar Ball has brought his Big Baller Brand from the basketball court to the wrestling ring. The outspoken father of NBA draft No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball showed up with the newly minted Los Angeles Laker and another son, 15-year-old LaMelo, for a live segment on Monday's "WWE Raw" at...
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June 23, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women's college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes. The report found that the coaches hired were predominantly white and male in...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 23, 2017 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier. (Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 23, 2017 - 2:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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June 23, 2017 - 12:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:25 am
NHL-DRAFT Devils get first pick, Vegas gets 13 CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey has the No. 1 pick in the NHL's amateur draft that begins tonight in Chicago. General manager Ray Shero says he knows who the Devils are going to take, but he's keeping it to himself for now. After the Devils make their choice...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, Billie Jean King gestures while speaking at the NFL Women's Summit in San Francisco. Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Title IX, was signed into law on June 23, 1972. It opened doors for girls and women by banning sex discrimination in all federally funded school programs, including sports. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 23, 2017 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King celebrated the 45th anniversary of Title IX at the New York Historical Society. King and friends of the Women's Sports Foundation gathered Thursday night at the museum, where an exhibit of her life and tennis career is featured at the Center for Women's History...
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